All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Birth of the Modern? In the Introduction to Citizens Schama praised 19th-century narrative history, and regretted the influence on 20th-century history of the social sciences, with their drive to generalise. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Way too much information that I had no interest in, though I am sure there are some who would think otherwise. .
May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. It shows the impact of Jewish character on the world: their genius, imagination, and, most of all, their ability to persevere despite severe persecutions. Provocative, challenging, and listenable, this remarkable story is told through the lives and actions of its outstanding, curious, and ordinary people. Johnson, whose dislike of general ideas evidently goes a great deal further, never discusses the theory of what he is doing, but sticks to facts and chaps with the singlemindedness of an ideologue. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. From United Kingdom to U. And indeed, one possible criticism of the book might be that, like an epic, it celebrates more than it explains.
Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. I enjoyed this history more than any other I have ever read. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. In the intervening 15 years, contends Johnson Modern Times , the matrix of the modern world was formed: the U. It is a history of people, ideas, politics, manners, morals, economics, art, science and technology, diplomacy, business and commerce, literature, and revolution. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe. We try to post the same day as the order. Johannes Fried paints a compelling portrait of a devout ruler, a violent time, and a unified kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called the father of Europe. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Johnson illustrates the fifteen years of his book with a clever weave of the arts, science, technology, politics, sex, war and revolution.
By a supreme moral irony, his appalling conduct actually sanctified his status as an artistic genius and intermediary between the divine and the human. Near very good in a good dust-jacket. And that was a sign of the times. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. And he will be seen as he really was.
The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the the birth of the modern johnson paul gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood. That said, it is written with Paul Johnson's usual sweeping and articulate panache, chock full of things you didn't know, and short biographies of dozens of important figures of the era, from Napoleon to Andrew Jackson. This marvelously readable, vivid, immensely illuminating 1120-page chronicle of the epoch of Andrew Jackson, Wordsworth, Goya, Faraday, Beethoven and Bolivar is filled with startlingly original, provocative observations. The description of the deaf and off-the-charts eccentric Beethoven, composing while walking though the countryside, scaring the cows and inciting small boys to throw stones at him.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. The language, on the other hand, practised, vigorous, unreflective and rather characterless, belongs to modern serious journalism. We stand behind our descriptions 100%.
As an epic chronicle of events and personalities The Birth of the Modern has the crowd scenes and bustle of the historiography of its period, the age of Scott, Guizot, Thiers and de Tocqueville. About this Item: Harper Perennial, 1992. I am neither historian nor particularly a history geek; but this is the way I think all history ought to be written. Book solid, square and clean. It is a history of people, ideas, politics, manners, morals, economics, art, science and technology, diplomacy, business and commerce, literature, and revolution. Far from using the labours of academics, he in effect cold-shoulders the professionals except for anecdotes and basic facts. Customer service is our top priority!.
Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. He thus rose to build bridges, roads, canals, harbors, embankments, and other public works on a scale not seen since Roman times, to create the first Institute of Civil Engineering and lay down its superlative standards and, at the same time, to remain an artist-craftsman, even a visionary. About this Item: Harper Perennial. About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. In 1815, on the eve of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, reactionaryism seemed triumphant everywhere, but by 1830 a decisive shift toward democracy had occurred. From Wellington at Waterloo and Jackson at New Orleans to the surge of democratic power and reform, this tumultuous period saw the United States transform itself from an ex-colony into a formidable nation, Britain become the first industrial world power, Russia develop the fatal flaws that would engulf her in the twentieth century, and China and Japan set the stage for future development and catastrophe.